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Summer 1993

‘Summer 1993’: Berlin Review

19-Feb-2017

Winner of the debut prize at the Berlinale, Catalan director Carla Simón’s story about an orphaned six year-old girl is authentic and memorable

logan

'Logan': Berlin Review

17-Feb-2017

Hugh Jackman saddles up one last time for James Mangold’s Western-infused Wolverine epic Logan

A Prominent Patient

'A Prominent Patient': Berlin Review

17-Feb-2017

Stately, handsomely mounted biopic of Czech wartime statesman Jan Masaryk, played by Karel Roden

Ana, Mon Amour

'Ana, Mon Amour': Berlin Review

17-Feb-2017

Calin Peter Netzer dissects the anatomy of a relationship in his expertly constructed emotional drama

Have A Nice Day

'Have A Nice Day': Berlin Review

17-Feb-2017

Liu Jian’s stunning animation is both a visceral thriller and astute political statement about China’s place in the modern world

In Times of Fading Light

'In Times Of Fading Light': Berlin Review

16-Feb-2017

Bruno Ganz plays the Communist patriarch of an East German family as the world starts to crumble around him

Joaquim

'Joaquim': Berlin Review

16-Feb-2017

Julio Machado plays a revolutionary martyr in colonial, gold-rush Brazil in Marcelo Gomes’ sweaty, dusty film

On The Beach AT Night Alone

'On The Beach At Night Alone': Berlin Review

16-Feb-2017

Life mirrors art in Hong Sangsoo’s latest meditation, about a director who has an affair with an actress

The Bar

'The Bar': Berlin Review

15-Feb-2017

Alex de la Iglesia returns with an unflattering genre piece set inside a Madrid bar

Loving Pia

'Loving Pia': Berlin Review

15-Feb-2017

Dir. Daniel Borgman. Denmark, 2017, 100 minutes

Return to Montauk

'Return To Montauk': Berlin Review

15-Feb-2017

Stellan Skarsgård and Nina Hoss headline Volker Schlondorff’s rumination on long lost love, co-written by Colm Tóibín

Almost Heaven

'Almost Heaven': Berlin Review

15-Feb-2017

Documentary set in one of China’s largest mortuaries where teenager Ying Ling learns her trade

Colo

'Colo': Berlin Review

15-Feb-2017

The Portugese financial crisis comes home to roost in Teresa Villaverde’s mannered but original film

Freak Show

'Freak Show': Berlin Review

15-Feb-2017

Trudie Styler’s debut is a frock-out-of-water High School yarn starring Alex Lawther as a flamboyant teen

Last Days In Havana

'Last Days In Havana': Berlin Review

14-Feb-2017

Dir: Fernando Perez. Cuba, Spain 2017.93 mins

The Midwife

'The Midwife': Berlin Review

14-Feb-2017

France’s two Catherines - Deneuve and Frot - are united in an entertaining and bespoke script from Martin Provost

Joseph Beuys (1972, credit, Andres Veiel)

'Beuys': Berlin Review

14-Feb-2017

Three years in the making, Andres Veiel’s documentary about German artist Joseph Beuys takes its stylistic cues from its restlessly creative subject

Other side of hope

'The Other Side of Hope': Berlin Review

14-Feb-2017

A Syrian refugee finds a safe haven in Aki Kaurismaki’s typically idiosyncratic follow-up to Le Havre

When The Day Had No Name

'When The Day Had No Name': Berlin Review

14-Feb-2017

A real-life murder inspires this blunt, bleak examination of Macedonia’s cultural tensions

California Dreams

'California Dreams': Berlin Review

14-Feb-2017

Five actors try for the big time in a documentary which tracks the real La La Land in Southern California

Requiem For Mrs J

'Requiem For Mrs J': Berlin Review

14-Feb-2017

A depressed Balkan widow plans her final days in Bojan Vuletic’s dark comedy

Mr Long

'Mr Long': Berlin Review

13-Feb-2017

Chang Chen is a roaming hitman who finds redemption in Sabu’s pan-Asian drama

Untitled

'Untitled' (Michael Glawogger project): Berlin Review

13-Feb-2017

Michael Glawogger’s last unfinished project is crafted into a poetic film by his longterm collaborator

The Party

'The Party': Berlin Review

13-Feb-2017

Sally Potter delivers an ensemble comedy of manners in her most enjoyable film to date.

Bright Nights

'Bright Nights': Berlin Review

13-Feb-2017

A father and son road trip through northern Norway, starring Georg Friedrich

Queen of Spain

'The Queen Of Spain': Berlin Review

13-Feb-2017

Penelope Cruz reunites with director Fernando Trueba in a silly sequel to 1998’s The Girl Of Your Dreams

The Void 2

'The Void': Review

13-Feb-2017

Monsters run amock in an abandoned hospital in the new creature feature from Jeremy Gillsepie and Steven Kostanski

Headbang Lullaby

'Headbang Lullaby': Berlin Review

13-Feb-2017

Surreal Moroccan farce about football, cranial trauma, and interminable waiting

A Fanastastic Woman

'A Fantastic Woman': Berlin Review

12-Feb-2017

A transgender woman loses her partner in Sebastian Leilo’s “wrenchingly emotional” drama

For Akheem

'For Ahkeem': Berlin Review

12-Feb-2017

Documentary set in a bleak corner of St Louis, where a black high school student comes prematurely of age.

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